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Photograph by Ryan Goebel/Getty Images

Schaeuble’s Fire-and-Brimstone Message Sets Electoral Tone

The words “grave economic catastrophe” aren’t commonly among the crafted Swabian pronouncements of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble when he discusses the European debt crisis. But they did emerge Tuesday evening in Berlin as he fielded questions from Christian Democratic...

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Photograph by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Banker-Bonus Rules Stoke Tempers in Berlin

Draft rules to scale back banker bonuses were enough to prompt a public spat yesterday between Deutsche Bank co-Chief Executive Officer Juergen Fitschen and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble as the two men sat side-by-side on a panel discussing finance...

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Photograph by Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images

In Snowy Berlin, Merkel and Hollande Claim There’s a Spark

If nothing else, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande say they have chemistry. The two leaders may not have reenacted the 1963 embrace between West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and French President Charles de Gaulle at the Elysee Palace. But they...

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Photograph by Patrick Baz/AFP via Getty Images

Merkel Flies Into Cyprus to Consider Nation’s Not-So-Small Debt Problem

German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined her European conservative counterparts at a resort in Cyprus for a meeting of the European People’s Party. For those in Cyprus, the event doubled as a rally for Nicos Anastasiades, the head of the DISY...

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German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble at the Bundestag, Sept. 11, 2012

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German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble at the Bundestag, Sept. 11, 2012

It Depends on How Unlimited Unlimited Is…

As he dissected the details of the German budget in an hour-long address to lawmakers in the Bundestag, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble again expressed his support—as he has since last week—for the European Central Bank’s new bond-purchase program. The bank’s...

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